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What to Expect from Deviated Septum Surgery

Deviated septum surgery, also known as septoplasty, is a procedure for straightening the bone and cartilage in between the two sides of the nose. This is a very common condition and can cause one-sided or bilateral congestion of the nose on a chronic basis. Patients will often say the problem ...
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What Happens When You Don’t Treat Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is something none of us want, but which we all experience on occasion. The stuffy nose, the headache, sore throat, cough, earache... Many of us choose to power through, and the treatments for sinusitis are most often home remedies. So, it can be tempting not to have yourself ...
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Sinus Pressure in Teeth

Sinus infections, or sinusitis, are so common that many of the telltale signs are recognizable: congestion, postnasal drip, facial pain and tenderness, sore throat, fatigue, and fever. But many people also experience teeth pain. We’ll explore the connection between sinus infection and toothache, and take a look at some rare ...
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Is a Sinus Infection Bacterial

A sinus infection can be a miserable experience—painful pressure in the face, headache, body aches, postnasal drip, fever, and congestion. But is a sinus infection bacterial or viral? It actually can be either—or both! The symptoms for viral and bacterial sinus infections can be similar, but the treatments may be ...
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Recovery Guide for Balloon Sinuplasty

Many people who experience chronic sinusitis can now choose a highly-effective, revolutionary procedure called balloon sinuplasty to open blocked sinus passages and provide sinus relief. Learn more about this procedure and check out our guide to recovery for balloon sinuplasty. How Does Balloon Sinuplasty Work? Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally-invasive ...
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The Differences between a Cold and Sinusitis

If you're afflicted with a runny nose and sore throat, you can most likely attribute it to the common cold. Adults average two to three per year, and they typically last between seven and 10 days. There are some symptoms, however, that may point to a sinus infection. Common Cold ...
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